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Karachi Connection: A Webinar on Teaching Writing

Oct 3rd, 2015 | By

The School of Writing in Karachi, Pakistan, organized a webinar for school teachers from Karachi this past September. Andover Bread Loaf and Bread Loaf Teacher Network colleagues Mohsin Tejani in Karachi and Lorena German in Austin, Texas, collaboratively designed the two-hour virtual visit with Lorena. Topics Lorena covered with the teachers included “skills-based learning, accountability of students

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Ethics Workshop Series Continues on Vermont Campus

Sep 30th, 2015 | By

Integrating Ethics into High School and Middle School English Class: A Workshop at Bread Loaf Vermont by Dr. Jim Sabin   Dr. Sabin is a Clinical Professor of both Population Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Program June 26, 2015 From among several topics that

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From Loaf to Farm: A Bread Loaf-Inspired Market Garden

Sep 13th, 2015 | By

by Jessica Dean Adjunct English Instructor and Writing Tutor Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN The word halo has agricultural origins. The Greek meaning traces back to the threshing floor, tread into a circular shape by oxen or other animals threshing grains. Clay Halo Farm & Kitchen, my urban garden project, exists to grow and gather. The farm exists

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Reports from the Field: BLTN Fellows Report on Classroom Collaborations

Sep 4th, 2015 | By

Benton and Haughton Curate Student Literary Journal Laura Benton, English Teacher Third-Year Bread Loaf Student (funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation) Woodford County High School http://www.woodford.kyschools.us/1/Home Matthew Haughton, English Teacher Second-Year Bread Loaf Student (funded by the C. E. and S. Foundation) West Jessamine High School http://www.jessamine.k12.ky.us/2/Home BLTN Project website: www.westwoodlitmag.com What is the

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Investigating the Past, Present, and Future of the Vermont Family Farm

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

by Bill Rich Vermont Bread Loaf Teacher Network Coordinator and Project Director MA ’99 Vermont BLTN Launches Credit-Earning Course for Vermont High School Students A group of Vermont students from area high schools gathered at Middlebury College on October 10 for the kickoff of What’s the Story: Investigating the Past, Present, and Future of the Vermont

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Peace Literacy in Haiti: Notes from Rich Gorham

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

by Rich Gorham (MA 01) Assistant Director, Andover Bread Loaf Editor’s note: During late summer, 2014, a team of Andover Bread Loaf youth and educators traveled to Port au Prince, Haiti, to collaborate with Haitian educators for ABL’s fourth international conference. Below are excerpts from Rich Gorham’s detailed account of the experience. Read more about the

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“Travelogues Karachi” Holds Public Reading Event

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

by Mohsin Tejani (MA 01) Director, The School of Writing Karachi, Pakistan Mohsin Tejani is the Founder and Executive Director of the School of Writing, Karachi, Pakistan, which works in collaboration with Andover Bread Loaf, BLTN, and Write to Change. After attending ABL ’97, he completed attended the Bread Loaf School of English from 1998-2001.

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Navajo Kentuckians: Food Literacy as Landscapes of Home

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Navajo Kentuckians shared their ongoing collaboration with Food and Digital Literacy at the NCTE Annual Convention. Educators and student presenters invited attendees to see how food stories and Food Literacy can connect and transform the landscapes of Home—both the interior landscape of person and the physical landscape of place. Download

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Stories that Matter: Karachi-San Salvador

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

by Jennifer Coreas ConTextos, EscriVamos San Salvador, El Salvador Andover Bread Loaf, 2014 Why not us? Why couldn’t we work together to extend our writing overseas as much as we had extended our minds? Those were the questions that Moshin Tejani and I asked ourselves as we worked together to develop our first student work

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BLTN Teachers Advise US ED on Rural Education Issues

Dec 16th, 2014 | By

Over the course of the 2014 summer session, Bread Loaf teachers had the opportunity to engage with the U.S. Department of Education in two “round table” events with ED’s Dennis Bega, and Tom McKenna, who was completing his year as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow for ED.  Bega and McKenna met with Bread Loaf teachers (and

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